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Mar 6, 2012 11:00pm EST
's cincinnati. it shows a 6,000 vote lead for romney right now. we haven't included those in the official numbers yet. they haven't been reported to the republican party headquarters. by our estimate, romney slightly ahead of santorum in ohio, but still, plenty of time for stuff to happen. we're watching ohio very, very closely. you can see how close it is right there, by our estimate, once again, mitt romney slightly ahead of rick santorum. let's take a look at idaho right now. we have not projected a winner in idaho even though romney is way ahead of everybody else with 12% of the vote in. romney with 78%, 11% for ron paul, 8% for rick santorum, 3% for newt gingrich. let's go to john king and talk ability ohio. the numbers show santorum slightly ahead, but for viewers just tuning in, we say this, and we say it boldly, and we say it exclusively. romney is really slightly ahead of rick santorum. >> by about 3,000 votes by our count because we're going to show you the numbers here. this is the official count, 78% from hamilton county shows romney with a big lead. we have from dana bash mor
Mar 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
so perhaps among some southern evangelicals, mitt romney's mormon faith could be an issue. wolf? >> three states at the top of the hour will be closing their polls. and within a few seconds. standby, and we will share exactly what we know at the top of the hour. we are watching georgia. georgia, very much on our minds georgia, very much on our minds right now. -- captions by vitac -- >>> and we can make the first projection of the night. newt gingrich the former speaker of the house wins georgia. this was expected and all of the polls showing he had a substantial lead, but we can now formally project that newt gingrich will win georgia. 76 delegates at stake. we cannot yet make a formal projection with two other states closing right now. virginia and vermont. although, mitt romney is significantly ahead according to the exit polls in both of the states. we want to get more information in both of the states before we make a formal projection, but right now, we can't make that. mitt romney though significant ahead in both virginia and vermont. standby, and we will be
Mar 7, 2012 3:00am PST
'm the one candidate who has the ability to debate barack obama decisively. >> mitt romney, rick santorum, and newt gingrich each putting their spin on how they did in last night's super tuesday races. the state everyone was watching, though, ohio. it spent a good part of the night in the too close to call, but at 12:30 eastern time this morning, called romney the apparent winner in a one-point close shave over santorum. we'll explain what that means. it remains the apparent category because ohio averages a 3% uncounted election night vote even when at 99% reporting. then just before 4:00 a.m. eastern time, nbc news declared romney the projected winner in alaska's republican caucus. romney also won big in the idaho caucuses. and he took massachusetts, vermont, and virginia. rick santorum countered last night with primary victories in oklahoma and tennessee. he also won the north dakota caucuses and newt gingrich also chalked up a win with 47% of the vote in his home state of georgia. the former house speaker is vowing to fight on with primaries next week in alabama and mississippi. in all
Mar 14, 2012 12:00am PDT
, this is a very significant night for rick santorum. just when so many of the so-called experts were saying romney had it all but done, not is fast. >> could romney lock it up or another revival for newt gingrich. he loses in the two south states. he says he's staying in. now the questions are can santorum find a path to challenge romney? it would be easier if gingrich gets out. the math, the rules, the history. everything tells you it's still romney over the long hall into may and june. but you know what? our politics have been outside the rules. we elected our first african-american president. the tea party movement came out of nowhere. so let's watch. santorum's going to puerto rico. then we have a big primary in illinois. back to the midwest where if you look at the demographics, should be a romney state. >> puerto rico is this coming sunday. >> huge. >> and then illinois is a week from now on tuesday. >> i think i need to go to cover it. >> in fairness to mitt romney, he's still away head in the delegate count. he's got more than all of the other candidates combined so far. >> and this isn't
Mar 14, 2012 7:00pm PDT
campaign. >> romney finished third in both southern states. >> mitt romney forced to spend $2 million in mississippi and alabama. >> he said in alabama i'm going to win here. >> tell me what mitt romney needs to say. >> he's got a message problem and narrative problem? the messaging question. >> he's busy talking about cheesy grits and y'all and going around trying to be a regular guy. >> the vast number of the base does not want him. >> if you are the front runner and you come in third you are not much of a front runner. >> if i'm a weak front runner, what does that make newt gingrich. >> what happened to newt gingrich last night? >> newt gingrich vowing to roll on to tampa. >> i emphasize going to tampa. >> newt vowed to take his fight to tampa in he made it clear he is not getting out. >> gingrich is in this thing until the end. >> what state do you think you can win. >> i don't know yet. >> newt gingrich is swimming in a sea of delusion. >> it is hard for us to get inside of the great man's mind. >> newt craves attention as many of us politics do. >> why is this guy in the race. >
Mar 7, 2012 2:00pm PST
states. he won the most delegates. he even won the big prize of the night, ohio. so why does mitt romney still look like a big bowl of cold mashed peas to republicans? romney's argument seems to be you're stuck with me so live with it. not exactly the lift of a driving dream is it? the race goes on and on and guess what? the next few states favoring rick santorum. santorum might have a clean shot at romney if only newt gingrich would get out of the way. newt won his home state and nothing else yesterday so why is he staying in the race? meanwhile, over at team obama they're smiling i guess. i talked to david axelrod about the state of the race and president obama's great fortune in having mitt and company as his opponents. and only opponents. and rush limbaugh keeps losing advertisers but wait until you hear which big name progressive is defending him. finally let me finish tonight with the lack of greatness in the republican presidential campaign as if you needed to hear about it from me. we begin with mitt romney weak in victory. chuck todd's political director and chief white house co
Mar 13, 2012 10:00pm PDT
santorum a lot of credit. he was outspent big time by mitt romney. but look. he's the winner in mississippi and alabama. twin victories of significant boost a setback for the front runner mitt romney as well as for newt gingrich. now attention turns to the next contest in puerto rico on sunday and illinois next tuesday. we'll, of course, have complete coverage. thanks very much for joining us. i'm wolf blitzer sitting in for piers morgan. piers morgan. the news continues on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- >>> a special edition of "out front" tonight. a huge victory for rick santorum. calling mississippi for the pennsylvania senator. that's after we called alabama for santorum earlier tonight. the candidate spoke just moments ago. ain't no doubt about it. he is taking his momentum into the next contests. >> we will compete everywhere. we will compete everywhere. the time is now for conservatives to pull together. the time is now to make sure -- to make sure that we have the best chance to win this election and the best chance to win this election is to nominate a co
Mar 14, 2012 1:00am EDT
. if gingrich had not been in the race tonight, santorum might have had wider margins over romney. i asked rick santorum do you think speaker gingrich should get out of the race? here's what he had to say. >> do you think newt gingrich should drop out, senator? do you think speaker gingrich should drop out of the race? >> it'd be great if everybody dropped out. >> clearly you would have won by a wider margin. >> got to play with the cards you're dealt. >> so you hear him say you have to play with the cards you're dealt. clearly this is a delicate situation for the campaign. earlier he was on the glenn beck show. he said he would think it would be great for speaker gingrich to get out of this race. later this evening i asked one of his spokes people, his press secretary. do you think newt gingrich should get out of this race? does the santorum campaign say this? she said absolutely then came back later to me this evening saying we're not formally calling on newt gingrich to get out of this race. no question about it heading into the contests here, it would be a big help to this campaign. just to
Mar 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
romney still look like a big ball of cold mashed peas to republicans? romney's argument seems to be you're stuck with me so live with it. not exactly the lift of a driving dream. the race goes on and on and guess what? the next few states favoring rick santorum. santorum might have a clean shot at romney if only newt gingrich would get out of the way. newt won his home state and nothing else yesterday. why is he staying in the race? meanwhile, over at team obama, they are smiling. i talked to david axelrod about the state of the race. and president obama's great fort nun having mitt and company as his opponents and only opponents. and rush limbaugh keeps losing advertisers, but wait until you hear which big name progress sieve defending him. >>> finally, let me finish with the lack of great innocence the republican presidential campaign. as if you needed to hear about it from me. we begin with mitt romney weak in victory. chuck todd and major garrett is with the national journal. gentlemen, thank you so much. let's take a look at the wicked national press reviews romney has been getting
Mar 10, 2012 3:00pm PST
." the republican race for the white house moves to the deep south, posing new challenges for mitt romney. >>> also a raw look at the horror unfolding in syria. we previewed the upcoming cnn documentary "72 hours under fire." >>> plus an african warlord accused of unspeakable atrocities. now a viral video is calling for his capture, tens of millions of people have already watched it. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." rk vk -- captions by vitac -- >> all that coming up, but now we get the latest on the kansas republican caucuses. >> i'm don lemon at the cnn newsroom. kansas takes the spotlight in the republican race today. cnn is projecting that rick santorum has won the kansas caucuses. here's the totals here, check them out with nearly all the caucus votes counted, santorum won easily there. he has 51%. romney has a distant second at 21%. kansas is a conservative state with a strong evangelical vote, both playing to santorum's strengths. we bring in chief political correspondent candy crowley jo
Mar 15, 2012 1:00am PDT
the counties in green, mitt romney. so yeah, close race, but santorum took it. it was clear he had more votes, he had more counties and the end result proved it. 13 delegates for rick santorum, 12 for mitt romney. poor mitt romney. except that wasn't really the end result in mississippi. it might be a win for mitt romney. he got one more vote, it was not accounted for. one more vote from an unusually important voter. guy named henry barbour, you may not have heard of henry barbour, there is no reason you have heard of him. henry barbour is the nephew of former governor haley barbour and the national committeeman for the mississippi republican party. and even though rick santorum won mississippi last night, even though he won the popular vote there, barbour boosted romney to 13 delegates because he is a super delegate. his vote is one delegate. that made it a tie. they have two more super delegates, he will have eeked out a win in delegates despite losing the vote and counties. the same was true elsewhere last night as well. in terms of how many delegates were awarded, mitt romney won more tha
Mar 11, 2012 4:30pm PDT
. romney? >> good luck tonight. no, really. >> really. >> no, really, bring it on. for a long time there was a question whether the president would run on his record or just run against the republicans. this week that question was answered. here's a part of the new obama campaign film. >> how do we understand this president and his time in office? do we look at the day's headlines, or do we remember what we as a country have been through? >> our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions, that time has surely passed. chris: i talked to david on hardball this week and he believes an ultimate victory for president obama, but says it won't be pretty. >> we are prepared for a tough, close race. 47% voted against us in 2008 when we won a massive victory. so we have the wind at our back then. we don't have the wind at our back now. >> this isn't going to be easy. >> it's not going to be easy but the obama campaign is itching to get at the campaign. i think they wanted to release this movie in the midst of the toughest part of the republican
Mar 6, 2012 6:00am PST
in the republican race. does mitt romney put it away today on again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. ohio, tennessee, georgia, three states to watch today, but the pressure's on santorum tonight to prove he's still viable. romney may have a perception problem, but santorum has a math problem. we'll break it down. >>> and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu makes it clear to an american audience he's through with waiting on iran. president obama affirms he's got israel's back as we move a step closer to an armed conflict. it's super tuesday, march 6, 2012, this is "the daily rundown," i'm chuck todd. packed show. let's get to it. >>> ten states, five time zones stretching more than 4,500 miles cast ballots today. the closest americans get to a national primary. an 11th state, wyoming, elects delegates at county conventions. two battles tonight. a perception and delegate battle. we know who wins the delegate fight. mitt romney poised to walkway from tonight one step closer to the 1144 mark he needs to secure the nomination. the question, though, who will walkway from tonight's contest
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Mar 7, 2012 6:00am PST
, republicans. 10 more states have had their say and mitt romney wassed the winner in six of them. rick santorum winning three and newt gingrich take his home state of georgia. we have a lot to talk about today. martha: here we are. bill: good morning. martha: i'm martha maccallum. there is no end game in sight. all four of these candidates say they are have much still tonight to win it. watch. >> that deep confidence in a better tomorrow is the basic promise of america. but today that promises being threatened by a faltering economy and a failed presidency. for the millions of americans who look around and season jobs they can't get and bills they cannot pay. i have a message. you have not failed. you have a president who failed you and that's going to change. >> we are in this thing not because i so badly want to be the most powerful man in this country. it's because i want so badly to return the power to you in this country. >> i hope the analysts in washington and new york who spent june and july explaining our campaign was dead will watch this tonight and learn a little bit from this crowd,
Mar 7, 2012 8:00pm PST
president. on the theory that an one-point victory looks the same as a 20-point victory, mitt romney crows about ohio and. our story on "countdown." the candidates all with something to crow about on the morning after. >> i must admit after last night i feel pretty darn good. >> i feel very good about last night. >> we were thrilled last night in georgia to have a great victory. >> not winning his home state would have been a major disaster disaster. romney without that problem winning michigan over a week ago. winning ohio virginia, massachusetts and gingrich scoring in georgia everything else no good. as for ron paul, everything no good. the texas congressman losing every super tuesday state including the caucuses including in a statement while other candidates are focused solely on the beauty contests to get the headlines i'm confident i can lead to the nomination. he may be the only one confident leading that way. romney edging santorum by a point in ohio. one point. gingrich and paul just watching. romney winning in alaska, santorum a close second again with paul and gingrich trailin
Mar 5, 2012 12:00am PST
for obama now, but events could elect romney. obama is singing happy days, but it's america, is he too far ahead of the parade to hear its music. finally, offshore warnings, could this war with iran change everything and could the killing of americans in afghanistan drive us to quit? could either of these crisis flare up and leave this white house burnt. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, the "washington post" bob woodward, cnbc's becky quick, the "washington post" kathleen parker and the "national journal's" major garrett. while republicans are having to explain rush limbaugh's hatefulness this week, barack obama is radiating optimism these days. the president is channeling that old ronald reagan morning in america. here he was on tuesday. >> i'm not going to settle for a country where a few do really well and everybody else is struggling to get by. i promise you this. as long as you got an ounce of fight left in you, i'll have a ton of fight left in me. chris: a new poll has obama losing to mitt romney by four points believe it or not, even with all of the damage
Mar 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
if this drags on much longer. that's why i think we need to coalesce aroundern mitt romney and focus on the big task at hand which is defeating barack obama in the fall. >> ben is, basically paul ryan is saying it would be counterproductive not to endorse mitt romney. >> you know, he actually not in that clip but he did say one important thing earlier. he said i didn't support bob dole and john mccain, i am supporting romney. romney is a real conservative. it was not the most whole hearted blessing but it was a real blessing. >> i guess i wonder how much in the end this helps. i mean, we can talk about wisconsin and how that's going to help him or not help him in the state on tuesday. broadly speaking, sam, we have -- there have been a few endorsements this week, jeb bush, we have george h.w. bush, jim demint putting a stamp of approval on romney. chris cillizza makes the case these matter more for mitt romney than any of the wins in the primaries coming up. >> i think that's the case. everyone in the republican establishment is behind the idea romney will be their candidat
Mar 4, 2012 11:30am EST
tuesday? is mitt romney a front runner? >> mitt romney is still the odds on favorite to win the nomination. but he's not the first choice of the most conservative wing of the party. that's pretty obvious right now. to say that, david, is not to say he's an unacceptable choice to those voters. they're going to go through every other alternative first before settling on him if they end up settling. >> one thing that struck me is in each contest so far as highly as the economy ranks as an issue, the biggest factor is still who can beat president obama. and the advantage is still clearly with romney there. >> it is. he's got the largest organization. he's got the most money. and while social media is really important these days, it's no substitute for organization and money as you go into super tuesday organization and money become relatively more important. he's still got to fight to win the nomination. >> how do you see it? what kind of fight does he have on his hands? >> right now he's in a considerable fight in order to win the primary. if he doesn't win ohio, he's going to be back in trou
Mar 5, 2012 6:00am PST
, corrosive to the brand and the party's overall chances. romney has the support of 38% of likely republican voters in the new "wall street journal" poll. the best standing we ever recorded for him. santorum trails at 32%. gingrich and paul tied at 13%. support for romney is up 10 points and 15 points since the end of last year. she performing better with the parts that have been most resistance. we trail among tea partiers and the conservative voters. romney is backing nearly double since january up from 21% to 35%. nearly twice as many voter who is call themselves very conservative support of candidacy. we asked the voters to identify the top positive and negative quality of each of the candidates. voters like romney's knowledge of the issues where he scores best. he said his biggest negative is he waffles on issue. santorum is damaged on electability. he cannot be a strong opponent against president obama. overall the bitter nomination fight is taking a toll on the brand. 40% of adults said it made them feel less favorable. only 12% have a more favorable impression. that is upside down ev
Mar 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
! ♪ >>> so if you believe the latest polls mitt romney is going to easily win tomorrow's illinois gop primary. look at this. rasmussen, rommy at 41 santorum at 32. there's a lot of polls out. public policy polling. 15-point spread. romney 45 santorum 30. and arg has cut romney at 44 santorum at 30. gingrich and paul just really trailing. here is what it looks like in illinois. first of all the facts are that the unemployment rate is much higher than the national average, a full point. 54 delegates are up for grabs. santorum goofed up again in terms of getting on congressional districts. he did not get on four constructional districts. mccain won the 2008 gop primary against romney. in fact romney dropped out of the race just two days later. now they are outspent santorum seven to one. so let's fine out what is going on with the candidate's ground game in illinois. for that we're going to go to chicago, my favorite core upon independent, david shuster is with us. give us our famous lay of the land in chicago. >> great to be with you as always. mitt romney started thi
Mar 7, 2012 3:00pm PST
supertuesday leaves mitt romney with a delegate lead his team says unsurmountable. who deserves a one on one shot at the frontrunner. >>> plus israel's ambassador to the united states tells me more negotiations with iran may give tehran the time it needs to finish building a nuclear weapon. >>> republicans pounce as the defense secretary says the obama white house would seek "international permission before using military force to stop the using military force to stop the bloodshed in syria." -- captions by vitac -- >>> the new post-super tuesday reality in the republican race. a few things are obvious. mitt romney for example is the clear and undisputed frontrunner but a front run where giant question marks. ten states voted last night and romney won six including the big contested battle ground of ohio. the math now very much on his side. romney's 429 delegates are more than all of his three rivals combined. and they put him almost 40% of the way to the magic number required to clinch the nomination. 23 states have now weighed in on the republican race. and romney has won a c
Mar 23, 2012 4:00pm PDT
and has proved to be resilient and so has romney's opinion on the issue. >>> and you know you can't wait for the "mad menmm"mad men" sea about to start. we begin with the president weighing in on the trayvon martin shooting. you know, let's listen to the president. here is what we know, and let's start with the facts as we know them. please correct me, we'll argue these perhaps, the official police reports regarding the shooting of trayvon martin. sanford police observed zimmerman with what they described as a wet back covered in grass, a bloody nose, and blood on the back of his head when they responded. the sanford city manager says zimmerman claims in his police statement that he was returning to his truck to meet with police when he was attacked by trayvon martin. but, a 16-year-old girl on the phone with trayvon martin immediately before the shooting claims that trayvon told her he was being followed and herd him get approached. so we have very sketchy conflicted evidence, if you want to call it that, of what happened. the president today raised this to a presidential question. he s
Mar 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
reality in the republican race. a few things are obvious. mitt romney for example is the clear and undisputed frontrunner but a front run where giant question marks. ten states voted last night and romney won six including the big contested battle ground of ohio. the math now very much on his side. romney's 429 delegates are more than all of his three rivals combined. and they put him almost 40% of the way to the magic number required to clinch the nomination. 23 states have now weighed in on the republican race. and romney has won a come bind 3.2 million votes or 39%. rick santorum is a distant second at 2.1 million votes or 25%. but there is no rush for the exits or for a romney coronation. we have a great opportunity. in the next few weeks and this primary season. to stand up to the establishment. to stand up to all the money, to stand up to all the power brokers, stand up to all the lobbyists who are organizing the favorite campaign. and have an insurgent candidate. >> senator santorum now gets a week that plays to his advantage. conservative-dominated contests in kansas, t
Mar 14, 2012 3:00am PDT
gingrich edged out romney for second place by just under 2,000 votes of the more than 600,000 cast. and just before 11:00 p.m. eastern time, an even tighter race in mississippi was called for santorum who took in 33% of the vote there. newt gingrich and then mitt romney followed with 31% and 30% respectively. and just within the hour, nbc news declared mitt romney the projected winner in the hawaii caucuses. won 40% of the vote, defeating rick santorum by 20 points. good morning, everyone, a live look at time square on this wednesday morning. it's march 14th. welcome to "morning joe." with us onset, we have msnbc and "time" magazine senior political analyst mark haleprin. we have national affairs editor for "new york" magazine john heilemann. "game change" boys. and former chairman of the republican national committee, michael steele. perfect morning to have you all onboard. willie, hello. >> wow. >> a couple of things went down last night. we -- mitt lost to rick santorum and to newt. right? >> third place in both states. >> that's not good, michael. >> not good. and they keep cry
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